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 Call for Presentations

The call for presentations period is now closed.  Submitted abstracts will be considered for both traditional panel presentations and peer-to-peer roundtable discussions that submitters would lead. Topic themes are broken down into the following major categories and themes (full descriptions in the call for presentations letter):

1. Multimodal Planning and Operations

  • Resiliency Planning: How to Handle Special Events, Natural Disasters and other Unanticipated Situations
  • "Upside Down" Career Panel: What Can the Oldsters Learn from the Youngsters?
  • Innovative Partnerships between Transit Agencies and Vendors
  • Life without Diesel: Operations Planning for Emerging Vehicle Technologies
  • Service Planners and Schedulers - Is the Whole Greater than the Sum of the Parts?
  • Reversing and Managing Declining Ridership Trends
  • Is Field Work Still Relevant?
  • Improving Speed and Reliability - Keeping Buses and Trains Moving
  • Integrating Scheduling Data in the Real World
  • Managing on Operator Shortage
  • Transit Funding and Planning Partnerships
  • Creative Scheduling for Reliably Unreliable Run Times

2. Sust​ainability

  • Sustainability Commitments and Goals
  • Active Transportation for Healthy Communities
  • Climate Resiliency/Climate Adaptation
  • Financing Transit: Green Bonds and Sustainability Bonds
  • Why Sustainable Design Matters
  • Making First and Last Mile Connections
  • Equitable Transit Oriented Development (eTOD)
  • Bicycle and Transit Integration
  • Green Procurement Policy
  • How to Improve Collaboration Among Stakeholders
  • Homelessness and Transit
  • Electric, Automated, and Connected Transit

3. Innovations in Practice  

Many of the plenary and breakout sessions will be approved for AIA and AICP accreditation. We will make every effort to secure accreditation as early as possible, and then provide information to participants about which sessions qualify as quickly as we can.
To see the category and theme descriptions, and more information about the call for presentations generally, please read the call for presentations letter. The call for presentations period, however, is now closed.
If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Elizabeth Lovinggood at​ or 202-496-4878.​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Thank you for your interest.​​​​​​​​​​​


 APTA Contact


Rich Weaver
(202) 496-4809

Elizabeth Lovinggood
(202) 496-4878

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